UPDATE: AK Steel source of loud "boom"

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UPDATE 12/1/15 @ 10:45 a.m.
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- AK Steel in Ashland was the source of that loud "boom" that was heard across the area early Tuesday.

Viewers called WSAZ saying the sound happened between 5:40 a.m. and 5:45 a.m. Tuesday and in some instances, the "boom" shook their house.

A spokesperson for the AK tells WSAZ workers were moving hot slag when it interacted with the heavy rain that was moving across the area, creating a steam eruption and the loud noise.

Slag is a waste by-product of steel making.

The spokesperson says there were no injuries and the interaction had no impact on operations.



ORIGINAL STORY 12/1/15 @ 6:45 A.M.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- People from Ashland, Ironton, Huntington, and Wayne County, W.Va. have reported hearing a loud "boom" sound early Tuesday morning.

Callers to WSAZ say the sound happened between 5:40 a.m. and 5:45 a.m. Tuesday and in some instances, the "boom" shook their house.

Dispatchers throughout the Tri State are unsure what happened but confirm they are also receiving reports of a mysterious noise.

There is no confirmation what may have caused the sound, but some people believe it came from an industrial business.

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